This calendar is displayed with each day's learning objective cleverly disguised as a SWBAT (Students Will Be Able To). I write in a "Bloom" term followed by what I hope will actually bloom. I typically highlight the SWBAT and homework assignment. For example:
SWBAT: Describe matter
-HW: page 12
SWBAT: Classify Matter
HW: page 13
This is a great tool to have up on your screen as students are working for those unannounced "Walk-throughs" by administration or visiting dignitaries.
We always want to be able to clearly communicate our expectations of students, and this is a very clear method to accomplish that mission.
I also do not collect homework, but walk around and check to see if they attempted it. I place a positive stamp in the calendar box if they tried and a negative stamp if they did not.
At the end of each unit, I make a study guide with the students using the SWBATS and journal questions that they may use on their test. I have the journal for sale for $2.
After 14 years of teaching, this has been excellent tool in taking care of absences as students know exactly where to look for missed work.
For each unit of study, I assemble a packet with this on top, then the journal, then a unit objective sheet aligned to my districts standards, then all required handouts for each unit that I hand number. With such transient students, this method has been a blessing. I hope you find it useful. I may upload a full unit at some point, but as some handouts are not of my own making, I hesitate.